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Jay Misencik & Geralene Valentine

Photographers, Misencik Photography in Monroe United States

In 1989, Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine photographed people of different occupations along Bridgeport’s Main Street.

In 2017, Jay and Geralene published “Poli’s Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project”. The book contains many of their photographs, a little bit of history, and interviews with people who have a past connection to the two shuttered theatres on Main Street.

Today, Jay and Geralene are working on The Bridgeport Portrait Project. For this project they will photograph and interview many of the people who make Bridgeport so much more than just a “place”.

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Photographing & Sharing the Stories of People in Bridgeport, CT

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine are professional photographers and they know that it is people who make a city! They present the stories behind their remarkable portraits of Bridgeport people. In the late 1980s and early 1990s they photographed several people of different occupations on Main Street. That project lead them to our Palace & Majestic Theatres Memories Project and then the Thomas Merton House of Hospitality calendars. They talk about how their earlier projects lead us to this current "Bridgeport Portrait Project!"

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Bridgeport @ Barnum Museum
May 09, 2018